""Why don't they talk about my relationships with presidents? With people of culture? Why do they always talk about my mob associations?' And then he said, 'Oh, by the way, Alan, say hello to Willie the Nose, Hymie the Hook, Nick the Knife—" I started to laugh, and he bristled. "What are you laughing at?"
"Nothing, Frank," I said. "Nothing."
—Alan King, Name Dropping
"Have I lied to you? I mean in this room."